Libraries Shine for National Library Week

By: From 13 News
By: From 13 News

National Library Week, April 11 through 17, is a great time to visit the library or our Digital Branch Library to learn more about the services and resources that matter to you. It’s also a time to remind the public about the value and benefit of having quality libraries, librarians and library workers in their communities every day.

The best way to learn how you can get the most out of your library is from those who work here. Check out our “Here’s Our Story” videos at during this week of awareness and celebration. It’s an informal tour of a library department, resource or service.

You can be a part of the “celebration” by putting your face on our Digital Branch Library. Send a photo of you wearing blue, black or white (the library colors) for inclusion in our “Watch our Community Grow” photo mosaic. It will be updated on our Digital Branch Library daily. To submit photos, email

Books are our brand, but we also have thousands of CDs, movies and to check out. We have something for everyone. We are open when you need us, 78 hours, seven days a week. After hours, customers can access at to search our catalog, conduct research and read reviews. Got a question, but can’t make it to the library, text us at 785-274-9494 or put our phone number (785-580-4555) on speed dial.

Among the week’s programs that capture the week’s theme of “Communities Thrive” are “Grow Your Own Container Garden” at 10 a.m., April 13th. Visitors will receive tips from a Shawnee County Extension Master Gardener. The finale to the week is the Communities Thrive @ your library® Green Fair from 2-5 p.m. April 17. Visit with representatives from local organizations about ways to go green. Enjoy crafts, live music, live animals and games.

April 14th is National Bookmobile Day, where you can tour one of our bookmobiles from 1:45 to 3:45 p.m. in the east parking lot in front of the library. Or hop aboard a bookmobile in your neighborhood. The schedule is in connectnow or online at

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